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Ian Shackleton | 28 Aug 2018

Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, returns this month with a headache from Heineken. He also considers the prospects for growth in the tricky Chinese market and surveys the dangers facing PepsiCo that its next CEO will have to deal with from day one.


Andy Morton | 15 Aug 2018

Ask Tony Magee, the founder of Heineken's Californian craft brewer, Lagunitas Brewing Co, about the relationship his company has with the global brewer and he'll tell you: "We are trying to infect them with our thinking."


Andy Morton | 9 Aug 2018

This week, Anheuser-Busch InBev is holding a host of analyst presentations in Johannesburg, South Africa. Here's a low-down on the company's footprint in the country and in Africa, as well as its future expectations for the continent.


Richard Siddle | 2 Jul 2018

In late-March, Constellation Brands reported its results for the 12 months to the end of February. Sales in fiscal-2018 came in 7% up on the corresponding period a year earlier, as a healthy final quarter gave the period a flourish. Here, just-drinks considers Constellation's performance over the last five years.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 21 Jun 2018

In the final part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito, we get a glimpse of the group's employee culture, we head over to China and we consider placing some bets.


Olly Wehring | 19 Jun 2018

Earlier this month, just-drinks sat down for a rare chat with Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito. In this, the penultimate in our four-part exclusive interview, we look at why volume still has a big part to play in the global beer category, why choice in the beer aisle continues to challenge brewers and where the shampoo industry has lost a customer.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 16 Nov 2018

Asian beer is enjoying a global high as a number of top-selling brews climbed the rankings in a new list of the world's most valuable beer brands.


Lucy Britner | 9 Nov 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced plans to reintroduce the Bass brand's bottles to the UK market, as it looks to "reignite" the premium ale category.


Lucy Britner | 30 Oct 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Heineken are leading the pack when it comes to global annual spend on sports sponsorship, according to new research.


Lucy Britner | 29 Oct 2018

UK drinks company Atom Brands has launched a rum division under its That Boutique-y Drinks Co brand.


Andy Morton | 26 Oct 2018

Ireland-based C&C Group could benefit from the UK's departure from the European Union by packaging and brewing third-party brands at its UK facilities, its CEO has suggested.


Andy Morton | 25 Oct 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reportedly turned whistleblower against two of its rivals after accusing Heineken and Carlsberg's operations in India of price fixing.


Olly Wehring | 25 Oct 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev will focus on cutting its debt levels in the months ahead, suggesting a more conservative M&A approach going forward.


Lucy Britner | 22 Oct 2018

Carlton & United Breweries, the Australian unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has introduced smaller bottles and ring pulls for its "uncomplicated" beer brand.


Andy Morton | 16 Oct 2018

English wine producer Chapel Down has appointed a former Anheuser-Busch InBev UK brewing executive to lead production at its beer unit, the Curious Brewery.


Lucy Britner | 11 Oct 2018

Craft Brew Alliance has purchased three of its partner brewing companies in the US.


Andy Morton | 10 Oct 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev has opened its first fully-automated warehouse, with plans to roll out the cost-saving design to its global markets.


Olly Wehring | 10 Oct 2018

Coca-Cola Amatil has completed the second transaction from its incubator unit, with Amatil X buying into restaurant tech start-up TabSquare.


Andy Morton | 9 Oct 2018

China's Kweichow Moutai is the world's most future-proofed beverage company, according to a new global ranking.


Richard Woodard | 5 Oct 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev has started selling its lower-strength Goose Midway IPA beer in cans in the UK, targeting the country's off-premise channel with a number of supermarket listings.


Olly Wehring | 3 Oct 2018

UK spirits distributor Maverick Drinks, part of the Anheuser-Busch InBev empire, has lined up the broader release in the country for a range of "experimental" expressions from recently-formed Empirical Spirits.


Olly Wehring | 20 Sep 2018

Sapporo Breweries has announced its pending return to China, partnering up with Anheuser-Busch InBev's operations in the country to handle distribution.


Lucy Britner | 17 Sep 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up new packaging for its Stella Artois brand in the UK market.


Olly Wehring | 14 Sep 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev is set to launch the Michelob Ultra brand in the UK in an attempt to replicate the lager's success in the US.


Olly Wehring | 10 Sep 2018

The US arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has released details of a packaging upgrade in the country for the Stella Artois Cidre variant.


Richard Woodard | 7 Sep 2018

The US division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up an ad campaign for its new flavoured sparkling margarita, Berry-A-Rita, targeting American football fans as the 2018 NFL season begins.


Andy Morton | 30 Aug 2018

China's two biggest brewers have posted first-half sales rises as consumers increasingly move to premium beers, according to a report.


Andy Morton | 30 Aug 2018

Carlton & United Breweries, the Australian unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev, is to release its first non-alcoholic beer in response to changing consumer trends in the country.

Latest blogs

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Lucy Britner | 16 Mar 2017

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